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Gaming Machines

Volume 20: debated on Tuesday 16 March 1982

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will place in the Library a report on the review of gaining machine taxation referred to in the Official Report, 9 March, column 744.

[pursuant to his reply, 15 March 1982, c. 19]: No. In the course of the review many representations were made, both written and oral, to Ministers and to the Commissioners of Customs and Excise. Some reported the results of confidential surveys and others contained comments which were clearly not intended for publication. It would give a misleading impression of the review to publish a report based only on the non-confidential material.

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what consultations he proposes to hold before 1 October 1982 on the implementation of the new gaming machine licence duties.

[pursuant to his reply, 15 March 1982, c. 19]: My right hon. and learned Friend's Budget proposals for gaming machine taxation have been made after wide consultation. I do not consider further consultation to be necessary. It is, however, open to any interested party to make representations or inquiries, and there will be opportunity for further discussion when the relevant provisions of the Finance Bill are considered.